Seven planets orbiting the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1
This is an artist’s impression of the TRAPPIST-1 system, showcasing all seven planets in various phases. When a planet transits across the disk of the red dwarf host star, as two of the planets here are shown to do, it creates a dip in the star’s light that can be detected from Earth.
Also during such transits astronomers are able to study the potential atmospheres of these planets.Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||31 August 2017, 16:00|
|Size:||3600 x 4500 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System|